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Outdoor Dining


New York City is developing a new permanent outdoor dining program: Dining Out NYC.

Dining Out NYC will make outdoor dining available to restaurants citywide. Rules and requirements are in development and NYC DOT expects they will be finalized by the end of 2023. In early 2024, NYC DOT will launch an online application portal where restaurants can apply for the new program.

Learn more about Dining Out NYC.

Temporary Open Restaurants Program

NYC DOT are no longer accepting new applications under the temporary program.

Restaurants who are actively participating in the temporary Open Restaurants program can continue operating with existing setups throughout the remainder of 2023.